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Virtues

Moral Stories and the Media

Eldon Taylor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A recent study carried out by researchers, Victoria Talwar of McGill University and Kang Lee at the University of Toronto, demonstrated the value of p...

What Is So Bad About Being Good?

Myisha Cherry | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Myisha Cherry

I am not arguing that we should throw away the very virtues that are found within the feminine and masculine categories. I say we should stop distinguishing between "masculine virtues" and "feminine virtues."

A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

Listening With Pleasure

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

In the 15 years since I took that first step on my apron journey, I've received many aprons in the mail. Always, the aprons are lovingly packaged, as ...

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...

5 Lessons Learned From A Very Unlikely Source

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Virtues are our moral duties to each other and to ourselves. And as with any other precious element of life, virtues must be shared to be felt. Extend your highest virtues, your greatest parts of your self, and gift them to the world to feel them grow in your heart.

Joyful Effort

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

By being mindful of what you are thinking or doing and alert to whether it is non-virtuous and/or meaningless, you can learn to quickly recognize when you have fallen into the trap of acting non-virtuously out of habit and ignorance.

Pride and Creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

It seems like authentic pride, and its association with intrinsic motivation, is particularly conductive to creativity.

Who, Or What, Are Angels?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Angels are everywhere today---on lapel pins, magnetic dashboard figures, keepsake ornaments and in a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. B...

Teaching Relationships

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

What do schools need to teach high school students? We are on the cusp of a great global educational change and the question we need to keep as...

Next Economic Cycle: Virtuous or Vicious?

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Donius

As the recession continues and perhaps even deepens, it is difficult not to wonder about the next cycle. It appears that the economy will continue to ...

Raising Moral Kids without Gods: Wisdom Commons

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

Research shows us that healthy human children come into the world primed to become moral members of society, just like they come into the world primed to acquire language.